Saturday, September 20, 2008

Knitted Selvages!

What to do with those selvages that just don't make it into a selvage quilt? (Maybe they aren't wide enough, or they're just kind of "blah.") Well, use some of those big chunky knitting needles (I used size 17 in the examples above), and start knitting away!

These may end up as a funky rag rug, a conversation piece "throw," a wall-hanging, a scarf, or a floor length coat for the AQS wearables contest! (And maybe not.)

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Carrie P. said...

I thought I might try my hand at knitting my selvages. I haven't ever knitted before but I think I could do a basic knit. Did you just sew the selvages together and then roll them up into a huge ball?

Elena said...

What CAN'T we do with selvedges!!!

Selvage Quilter said...

If you haven't knitted before, I think I would start with yarn first, just to get the hang of it. Then switch to selvages. It's really fun.
Yes, you could just sew the selvges together and make a huge ball. There is a quicker way than sewing. I learned it from a book called "Twined Rag Rugs" by Bobbie Irwin, published by Krause. See page 25.
I will post this method here on the blog soon with photos. A picture really is worth a thousand words in this case. If you would like me to email you when it is posted, please send your email address to
Have fun with your knitting. And send us a photo of your project!